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Family fun in Boston is around every corner.  From the waterfront to the Fens, and across the river too, Boston is full of family-oriented attractions.  We make history fun with tours of the Freedom Trail and interactive exhibits at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and the USS Constitution Museum.  Don’t worry about those little feet getting fatigued because everything in Boston is nearby.  If you do need a rest, hop aboard a Trolley Tour.

Boston Duck Tours

Boston Duck Tours is a perfect fit for any group outing in Boston. Our fully narrated land and water...

USS Constitution Museum

The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS CONSTITUTION, by...

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

A live theatrical performance reenacting the "single most important event leading up to The American...

Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

Hop aboard the city’s most comprehensive sightseeing tour, Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston! The...

Boston CityView Trolley Tours

See The Freedom Trail and Historic Boston with an unlimited On-and-Off all-day pass that includes a...

Boston museums are full of adventure.  Start with the Boston Children’s Museum in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood.  The Children’s Museum has been engaging and entertaining young minds for over a century, spend the day never hearing the words "Don't Touch!" Head north along the waterfront and you will arrive at the New England Aquarium on Central Wharf.  Play with the seals, watch the penguins frolic, behold the Giant Ocean Tank, and get hands-on at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank.  Outside the Aquarium you will find an IMAX theater and whale watching excursions depart on the hour.

Adjacent to the Aquarium is the Rose Kennedy Greenway, full of food trucks, water fountains, art installations, open air market vendors  and a unique carousel.  Head into Faneuil Hall Marketplace to peruse food vendors inside Quincy Market and scintillating street performers up and down the corridors of the historic marketplace. 

Boston Children's Museum

Boston Children's Museum has been building innovative, meaningful, and fun exhibits for over 100...

Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Rose Kennedy Greenway...

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Eat, drink, and be captivated at 14 restaurants and pubs including Cheers, McCormick & Schmick's and...

New England Aquarium

Experience the wonder of 70 exhibits featuring aquatic animals from around the world. Get your hands...

The Museum of Science is conveniently located just off the Green Line T.  Take the T to Science Park and you will see the famous T-Rex looming outside the building.  Explore the Butterfly Garden, Hall of Human Life and recently opened Yawkey Gallery.  Outside the museum the iconic Boston Duck Tours have a departure location.  Hop aboard and see Boston from land and water.  Duck Tours also depart from the Prudential Center and if you are boarding from the Pru head up to the Skywalk Observatory on the 50th floor; take in a bird’s eye of Boston and get a great view of Fenway Park, which is also open for tours.

Prudential Center

Prudential Center, New England’s #1 shopping and dining destination, features over 60 shops and...

Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Tours

Visit Fenway Park, "America's Most Beloved Ballpark" Nestled in the city of Boston and visited by...

Museum of Science

The Museum of Science is temporarily closed due to ongoing public health and safety concerns....

Trademark Tours

Tour Harvard Square Safely! "The Hahvahd Tour," our public tour of Harvard Square and Harvard...

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is a new, indoor attraction, for children between 3 to 10 years...

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Visit the Harvard’s Glass Flowers, find your birthstone gem in our expansive mineral gallery, see...

Across the river Cambridge is great for families as well.  Tour Harvard University with Trademark Tours and stop by the Harvard Museum of Natural History to see the famous Glass Flowers and new Marine Gallery.  In neighboring Somerville the Legoland Discovery Center is a one-of-a-kind experience. 

Come to Boston! An old city that’s perfect for young families.

 

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Get an inside look to the care and commitment to our mission! Check out #ZooToYou: a daily dose of...

At Home Activities & Virtual Journey of Boston National Park

Climb Bunker Hill Monument with a National Park Service Ranger on a virtual tour and journey up the...

Atlascope

Atlascope is a tool for exploring historic urban maps in metropolitan Boston and telling stories...

Boo-Tanical Garden

Join Boston Children’s Museum and celebrate the spookiest time of the year! Starting October 20 and...

Boston Book Festival Archive

It’s no exaggeration to say that the twelfth annual Boston Book Festival was unlike any other in our...

Boston Common Visitor Center - Now Open

The Boston Common Visitor Center is Now Open!! While visiting Boston, visit our Information Centers...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Boston’s inner and outer harbors are awash in legend and lore. Not to mention beauty. On this fully...

Carousel on The Boston Common Frog Pond

The Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel Ticket Prices Tickets – $3/ride, 10 Ride Card for $25...

Civics at Home

Make a Difference These activities for children and families encourage young people to think about...

Franklin Park Zoo - Now Open

We're Open! And excited to welcome all guests safely... Online timed reservations are required for...

Freedom Trail Foundation - Virtual Tours Live!

Virtual Tours Live! With an engaging historian as your guide, “visit” 12 official historic sites...

Freedom Trail Foundation Resources

This Day in History videos provide mini-history lessons for each day of the year by typing in the...

Freedom Trail Foundation's Classrooms Live

The Freedom Trail Foundation's new Classrooms Live! offers teachers the opportunity to invite a...

Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

What do you get when you combine a cursed privateer, a pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Historian at Home: Online game, A Sailor's Life For Me

The USS Constitution Museum presents a weekly video series with Public Historian Carl Herzog. Carl...

History at Home

Stay curious and engaged with Plimoth's virtual workshops! We’re taking Plimoth’s award-winning...

JFK Library from Home: Analyzing a Jacob Lawrence Painting

For Middle and High School Audiences: Throughout history, the experiences of those who have...

JFK Library from Home: Revisit a Kennedy Vacation Spot in Puzzle

This week's jigsaw puzzle features a sunny scene on Cape Cod, and six of the Kennedy family's dogs!...

JFK Library's Teaching And Learning Tuesdays

The department of education and public programs is dedicated to providing additional support to...

Legoland’s Brick or Treat

Treat the kids to spooky, kooky, bricktastic fun all Halloween season! Jump inside the world's...

Lexington Visitor Center: Walking Tours

The Lexington Visitors Center is now open for the 2021 season! Let our costumed guides transport you...

Local Self-Guided Scenic Drive & Walk

Bored at home due to Coronavirus quarantine? Try a local self-guided scenic drive/walk. Try taking a...

MOS at Home

The Museum of Science, Boston, one of the world’s largest science centers, has launched a new...

Online Art Collection & Art Talk presented by Rose Art Museum

We are thrilled to join the growing ranks of museums offering online access to their collections and...